Lecture 4 - Lecture 4 (7/21/07) Trustee- representative who...

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Lecture 4 (7/21/07) Trustee- representative who hears opinion of the people, then bases final decision. Delegate- representative of people, you do what the people want you to do or represent Texas has bicameral legislature (Regular session, biennial, once every 2 years) 140 days o Governor can call special session, sets agenda (up to 30 days) o 7200 a year, 600 a month o House 150 members 2 year terms 21 years old, must be U.S. citizen live 1 year in the district, and 2 years in the state Speaker is leader, Tom Craddick o Senate 31 members 4 year terms 26 years old President- Lt. Governor David Dewhurst o To Pass a Bill Resolution Simple- simple rule conducted by one house of legislature Concurrent- both houses make requests or political statements, legislative document intended to express will of both chambers Joint- for Constitutional amendments o Committees Standing Committee Permanent committee o Substantive Committees which contain topics
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Lecture 4 - Lecture 4 (7/21/07) Trustee- representative who...

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